अभ्र

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sometimes spelled अब्भ (abbhra), according to the derivation ab-bhra (water-bearer). From Proto-Indo-Iranian *abʰra-, from Proto-Indo-European *n̥bʰrós. Cognate sinclude Latin imber and Ancient Greek ἀφρός (aphrós).

Noun[edit]

अभ्र (abhrán

  1. cloud, thunder-cloud, rainy weather
  2. sky, atmosphere
  3. (arithmetic) a cypher
  4. dust
  5. (medicine) talc, mica
  6. gold
  7. camphor
  8. rattan (Calamus rotang)
  9. Cyperus rotundus

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References[edit]

  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898, page 0079